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Shooter Ranks 13th in State

Molokai senior air riflery marksman Jershon Kaalekahi was the top shot from Maui County and finished in 13th place overall at last week’s Air Riflery State Championships on Oahu.  Kaalekahi, a three time state qualifier, shot his personal best with a combined score of 522, placing 13th out of 60 competitors and the top marksman from the MIL.

Head Coach Chinky Hubbard, along with his assistant coach Keith Imakyure, was proud of his marksman.

“I’m totally stoked on Jershon’s performance,” said Hubbard. “His hard work and determination paid off, putting him at the top of all MIL competitors.  His score of 522 surpassed his expectations.  Jershon is a great contender and represented Molokai well.”

Kaalekahi, who also played football for Molokai, said he will miss shooting.

“I want to thank my coaches for pushing me to be better every day, while still keeping things fun,” he said. “I still can’t believe that my season’s actually over and it’s been an exciting four years of shooting.  I am happy with my final performance, but a little sad that this is the end. I am a Farmer for life!”

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